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Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish; Cucuyo; Filefish; Gray Triggerfish; Leatherjacket; Pig-faced; Trigger fish; Triggerfish; Turbot)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) is a ray-finned fish in the triggerfish family. The species is native to shallow parts of the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Argentina and also the eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and off Angola on the west coast of Africa. In its appearance and habits, the grey triggerfish is a typical member of the genus Balistes except for its drab, uniformly grey colouration. It is a relatively small fish, usually less than 2.3 kg (5 lb) in weight. It is fished recreationally and despite its tough skin, is an excellent food-fish.
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Predators

Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[1]
Rhizoprionodon acutus (Yellow dog shark)[3]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]
Thunnus atlanticus (Deep-bodied tunny)[4]

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Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Black Sea; Brazil; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean to Moçamedes, Angola. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia (Canada), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Argentina (Ref. 7251).; French Guiana; Gabon; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Italy; Jamaica; Lebanon; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Netherlands; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Patagonian Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Sargasso Sea; Scotian Shelf; Sea of Marmara; Slovenia; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Sweden; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; Venezuela;

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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND DIETS OF FISHES ASSOCIATED WITH PELAGIC SARGASSUM AND OPEN-WATER HABITATS OFF NORTH CAROLINA, Tara L. Casazza, Thesis, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2008
3Food composition and distribution of elasmobranches on the shelf and upper slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic., Patokina F.A., Litvinov F.F., ICES CM 2005/N:26
4Size related variability in the summer diet of the blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus Lesson, 1831) from Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, M. Headley, H. A. Oxenford, M. S. Peterson and P. Fanning, J. Appl. Ichthyol. 25 (2009), 669–675
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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